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Shortland Street's Laura Hill shares her secrets

Including the one about wanting to be a witch when she grew up.

Kiwi actor Laura Hill was made famous when she played nurse Toni Warner on Shortland Street. Now she is a script writer for the show. Here, she shares her secrets ...
My ideal night in on a cold winter’s eve involves…
Binge-watching some good TV (or a feel-good movie) while snuggled up in my onesie on the couch, with popcorn and a glass of red wine – basically just fully embracing the hygge vibe in whatever way I can.
The household possession I most cherish is…
Perhaps weirdly, my laptop, I think – for connection, for memories, for music, for reading, for work and for silliness.
The New Zealand location that is closest to my heart is...
Probably Wellington. It’s where I went to uni and started to do some independent growing up (that’s a work in progress).
The last book I loved was…
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. Gruelling but wonderful.
My advice to my younger self would be…
This is the easy bit. It gets a lot harder after this, so revel in this time – revel, I tell ya!
When I was a kid I wanted to be...
A witch. Able to do magic, anyway, whatever label you put on it.
The three words my friends would use to describe me are…
I’m pretty sure one of them would be “late”.
The song that makes me dance is…
At the moment? The ear-worm that is Despacito. Love me some Latin rhythms, even while the whole world is getting sick of hearing that particular track.
The place I most want to visit at the moment is…
“South America, specifically Buenos Aires, where I could learn proper tango.”
The childhood memory I most treasure is…
Ooh, there are lots. When we first moved to NZ from the UK, we lived at Stephens Bay, just round from the postcard beach that is Kaiteriteri. It was pretty idyllic and my memories of that time are golden and sunny and full of wonder and new discoveries.
The person I most admire is…
I’m fortunate to have a plethora of people in my life who do inspiring and admirable things. Makes me feel proud and lazy at the same time.